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Covid-19 Guidance

To view guidance for public libraries regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit our resources page:



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The Capital Area Library District provides various ways for staff members to meet, grow, and learn. New opportunities are always being added.

  • The District Learning & Development Consultant creates and delivers trainings and workshops on a variety of skills and subjects.
  • External presenters offer sessions corresponding with their expertise. 
  • Multi-district workshops offer day-long opportunities for learning and networking with professionals from across the state.


Training sessions led by the District Learning & Development Consultant are scheduled on an as-requested basis. If you have staff interested in a topic, please reach out to Kerri to let her know. Trainings can occur with a blend of employees from different locations or in an adapted format at your staff meeting.


Currently Scheduled

The following workshops are open for registration to all staff within the Capital Area Library District.

Statewide Trainings hosted by the Capital Area:

  • Check back later! Multi-library gatherings are currently postponed due to the Delta variant.



Topics Currently Available

In-Person trainings are currently on hold.

Multi-library gatherings or staff meetings:

  • Genealogy Crash Course (3 hours)
  • Libby and OverDrive (1.5 or 3 hours)
  • Empathy-Driven Customer Service (4 hours)
  • Introduction to Gale Resources (30 minutes)

Staff Meetings Only:

  • Gale "Escape Room" (50 minutes)
  • Let's Talk Books: Mini Reader's Advisory (45 minutes)
  • eReader Petting Zoo / Which App Do I Use (Timing Flexible)
  • Teambuilding Exercises (Timing Flexible)

--> Learning Objectives for each training can be found here.